Zheng Wang, PhD

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Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development Laboratory (NBDL)


Dr. Wang completed her Bachelor Degree in Medical Science from the Capital Medical University (China) in 2005, completed her Master Degree in Sport Psychology from the Capital Institute of Physical Education (China) in 2008, and completed her PhD in Kinesiology at the Pennsylvania State University in 2013. Her current research interest focuses on identifying neurobiological and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying sensorimotor issues in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Phelan McDermid Syndrome, and Fragile X) and adult individuals who are at risk in developing atypical neurodegeneration (e.g., Fragile X associated tremor and ataxia syndrome). Dr. Wang’s research employs system neuroscience approaches including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), structural neuroimaging, kinetic, and kinematic movement analyses to identify biobehavioral markers for neurodevelopmental disabilities to facilitate early diagnosis, predict disease risk and monitor disease progression.